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Invitation: Game Development Lecture - Nov 10 2017 - Ivy Tech Fort Wayne

Posted By Kristopher Roberts, Friday, October 20, 2017


Members of the CSTA, your students, colleagues, and friends are invited to an upcoming event.  As part of an ongoing Student Enrichment Lecture Series focused on students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s Information Technology Club has arranged to have two distinguished speakers address our students about game development and the game development industry:

  • Brianna Wu, and
  • Casey O’Donnell PhD.

This event will take place on November 10 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the Coliseum Campus Auditorium (3800 North Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805).

Brianna Wu is head of development at GSX, a Boston independent videogame studio. She will be giving a lecture on her experiences in Game Development and the Gaming Profession. Revolution 60 is the premiere game of Giant Spacekat, an iOS company founded by Brianna Wu and Amanda Stenquist Warner in 2010. Excited by the possibilities of iOS Unreal, and seeing the momentum in the industry shift to mobile, Brianna set out to found a company that would deliver highly narrative gaming experiences. Brianna will be describing her experiences in creating a game development studio, developing games, and the gaming industry.

Casey O’Donnell, PhD - Associate Professor at Michigan State University will also be speaking. Casey is in the Department of Media and Information. His research examines the creative collaborative work of videogame design and development. This research examines the cultural and collaborative dynamics that occur in both professional "AAA" organizations and formal and informal "independent" game development communities. The research has spanned game development companies from the United States to India. Dr. O’Donnell’s first book, "Developer's Dilemma" was published by MIT Press in 2014. He is an active game developer, releasing "Osy," in 2011, "Against the Gradient," in 2012 and "GLITcH" in 2013. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Health (NIH)

This event is free and open to the public.

We hope you can join us. Please let us know your interest/availability. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to myself or Lucy La Hurreau ( 260.482.9171 x2548).

Tags:  Career Planning  Game Development  Lecture  Seminar  Student 

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